Chaney Kley Minnis
August 20, 1972
Manassas, Virginia, U.S.
|Died||July 24, 2007 (aged 34)|
Venice, California, U.S.
Chaney Kley (August 20, 1972 – July 24, 2007) was an American film and television actor. During his career he was best known for his recurring role as Officer Asher on the FX drama The Shield and as the lead in the horror movie Darkness Falls.
Kley was born Chaney Kley Minnis in Manassas, Virginia. Kley attended the Thomas Jefferson High School in Denver, Colorado, and the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. He gained a BFA in acting. Kley majored in drama in college and began acting in the late 1990s.
Chaney first appeared on the television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, appearing on the episode "Real Me". In 2001, he made his film debut portraying Brandon in Legally Blonde. In 2003, Kley portrayed Kyle Walsh in the horror-thriller movie Darkness Falls. He then later appeared on NCIS, Cold Case, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, as well as Las Vegas. Kley's last movie was One Way to Valhalla.
Chaney Kley won the Joseph Jefferson Award for being Best Actor In a Lead Role in 1998.
Chaney Kley died on July 24, 2007. According to his father, the likely cause was sleep apnea. After they did the autopsy, they found out he died from a drug overdose, stated by his father afterward. He was buried in Denver.
|2007||Mr. Blue Sky||Greg Adams|
|2006||Jimmy and Judy||Dinko|
|2005||Gotham Café||Steve Davis|
|2003||Darkness Falls||Kyle Walsh|
|The Skin Horse||John Young|
|2006||Las Vegas||FBI Agent Kent||"Lyle & Substance" (Season 3, Episode 17, 2006-03-10)|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Brent Martin||"Werewolves" (Season 6, Episode 11, 2006-01-05)|
|2005||Cold Case||Billy Johns ||"Strange Fruit" (Season 2, Episode 19, 2005-04-03)|
|2005-2008||The Shield||Asher||Recurring Role: 16 episodes (Seasons 4-7)|
|2003||Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service||Corporal Paul Brinkman||"Hung Out to Dry" (Season 1, Episode 2, 2003-09-30)|
|2000||Buffy the Vampire Slayer||Brad||"Real Me" (Season 5, Episode 2, 2000-10-03)|
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